WCS Communications Department

Our mission is to inspire and equip all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others.

Media Relations

All media inquiries should be directed to Krista Polston at kpolston@warsawschools.org.

(574) 371.5098 x 2482

The Communications Department is responsible for district communications, marketing, and website development and maintenance. We oversee media, public relations, social media platforms, and strategic partnerships. We promote community outreach, branding, promotional materials, marketing events, and strategic communication plans. 

The Communications Department supports the overall internal and external communication functions of the district. This includes working closely with other Cabinet members including Dr. David Hoffert, Superintendent, Tracy Horrell, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, and Dr. Dani Barkey, Deputy Superintendent.

Communication Strategies

WCS, through its partnerships and platforms, is committed to supporting targeted school information and news at the district, school, and classroom levels.

As modern communications channels expand and evolve, WCS recognizes the importance of delivering accurate, relevant, timely, and engaging content.

In today’s digital, the mobile world offers opportunities to connect how and when individuals prefer.

Staff, students, parents, and other key stakeholders can access vital information through WCS websites, school notification systems, free mobile apps (Apple/ Google Play), media partners, and social media.

Warsaw Community Schools hosts 16 websites - one for district news and one for each of the corporation's 15 schools/programs. Features include a robust search engine, a message feature, language translation, document folders, staff contacts, news, live feed, and events.

WCS now offers a mobile App. The WCS App is free and available on Apple Google Play.

WCS Communication Plan includes a district Facebook and a Twitter account managed by WCS Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert. Each school has an official Facebook and Twitter account.

Additionally, school and community information is distributed through Peachjar flyers via the email provided on the parent portal of Powerschool.

eLearning daysschool delays & cancellations will be announced through multiple media sources: Thrillshare SMS, website, WCS APP notification (Apple) (Google Play), Facebook, and Twitter.

Alerts & Notifications:

Delay & Cancellation Protocols

  • WCS District Delay & Cancellation Guidelines: Read More

  • District eLearning Pages, Definitions and Guidance: Read More

Weather Alerts:

  • Dr. Hoffert will email ALL WCS Staff.

  • Notifications will be sent to:

    • The WCS APP;

    • ALL WCS Websites;

    • ALL WCS Twitter Accounts;

    • ALL WCS Facebook Accounts;

    • District Instagram Account;

    • TEXT Message to ALL Parents/Guardians in Powerschool.

Notification System Communications


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